Sure, fundraising is about making money, there's no doubt about that. But when young kids are involved, you don't want them to get bogged down with financial information they likely won't really understand, anyway. Mostly, you want them to go out and have fun, and come back with a positive idea about what a gymnastics fundraiser is like.

There are a few ways you can do this, and if you stick to a few basic rules, you're sure to have a gymnastics fundraiser that leaves a good impression both on the kids, and on their supporters. First off, you'll want to choose a gymnastics fundraiser that the kids will love, and the younger they are, the more they need to love it.

Very young children may not have had a fundraising experience before, and it will be very difficult to get them on board with something that doesn't interest them. We have a lot of great fundraising ideas for youngsters, including things like Welch's Fruit Snacks, which are fat-free, and just as popular with parents as with kids.

Children also enjoy our Smencils fundraiser, because these are products they would like to have themselves. But it's also important to choose products for your gymnastics fundraiser that are in line with what you think your supporters would be interested in.

For example, if your fundraising team is most likely going to be selling around your neighborhood, you might want to choose a product that appeals to adults as well as children. Something like cookie dough fundraising can be a great gymnastics fundraiser for all age groups, as everyone loves freshly baked cookies. The kids will still find a fundraiser like this fun, but you will also be able to make a lot of profit, as the product is something that appeals to a wide range of people.